Proposed transfer of Larne properties

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A total of 180 Housing Executive properties in Larne could be transferred to the housing association movement.

The stock transfer programme planned by the Department for Social Development includes 90 properties at Latharna House and 90 at Wellington Green and Ferris Park.

These properties fall under phase two of the scheme, which is due to commence in March 2014.

A spokesperson for the Housing Executive welcomed the proposals and said: “These houses have been chosen as they required major improvement work and there was no certainty that finance would be available to fund the necessary work.

“We will be providing tenants with an opportunity to vote ‘for’ or ‘against’ such a transfer proposal. The tenants involved will therefore decide whether their homes will be transferred to a housing association to have the improvements carried out.”